Six years old and still sounding future, longstanding break merchant and OG junglist A-Sides reissues his third artist album Mysterious Vibes. As always with A-Sides the vibes are high and far reaching as they range from dreamy whirling liquid soul such as "Ain't Nobody" to gurgling wobbled-out halftime such as "One Seven Five". Other highlights include the mystic space funk stepper "Hibiscus", the skank-packing horn blazer "Roots & Culture, the gun-toting gutter grizzler "Doppler Diss" and many more. Ageless.
Apart from a trio of self-released EPs, Los-Angeles artist Astronautica has remained loyal - and relevant - to the Alpha Pup imprint. This here is Edrina K. Martinez's fifth outing on the label, coming through in the form of a remix EP that reinterprets her recent LP, Gemini. There's her own version of "Palm Springs", this one being even hazier than the original and a lot more dance-centric, followed by Gypsy Mamba's remix of "*69", a wonderfully off-kilter rendition of the already twisted original - a true example of bass innovation. Toy Light also remixes "Palm Springs", producing what is essentially an ambient-dub version of the original track, and Elusive's take on "PNW" can only be described as deep house for the euphoric. A wonderfully diverse EP from Alpha Pup.